servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.

Did you get that? They believe God is somehow letting Elisha know their battle plans.

2 Kings 6:13-16
And he said, Go and spy where he is, that I may send and fetch him. And it was told him, saying, Behold, he is in Dothan. [14] Therefore sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about. [15] And when the servant of the man of God was risen early, and gone forth, behold, an host compassed the city both with horses and chariots. And his servant said unto him, Alas, my master! how shall we do? [16] And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.

They figure out that Elisha is in the city of Dothan [not Alabama!]. Elisha’s servant wakes up one morning, yawns and scratches, and heads to the front porch to get the paper. He looks up and “aaaaaahh!” There in front of him is the Syrian army! He runs to Elisha: “boss, we’re in trouble!”
Joke: Lone Ranger said to Tonto, “the Indians are coming, they’re getting closer, they’re gonna kill us…WE’RE in trouble.” Tonto replies, “WE, white man?”

And Elisha looks out and says, no problem, there’s more of us than of them! The servant has got to be wondering, “is this that ‘new math’…let’s see, 1, 2 of us, and look at them!

2 Kings 6:17
And Elisha prayed, and said, Lord, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the Lord opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
2 Kings 6:18
And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the Lord, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.

These were angels…the army of God!

Though we cannot see them, angels are here among us. There may not be as many empty seats in here as you think.

Don’t miss the rest of this series…the best is yet to come!
William Stokes
November 27, 2012
Good one. Always like Elisha and God''s work through him
David Garner
November 29, 2006
Pastor Jerry, thank you so much for your insight.